UROP Project

DELFIN: Reduction of costs for 700 bar hydrogen pressure vessels for fuel cell electric mobility by improved material and process understanding

Contact

Name

Daniel Holder

Program Director UROP

Telephone

workPhone
+49 241 80-90695

E-Mail

Key Info

Basic Information

Project Offer-Number:
1136
Category:
RWTH UROP, UROP Network, UROP International
Field:
Mechanical Engineering
Faculty:
4
Organisation unit:
Institute for plastics processing
Language Skills:
Fluency in English, German is not necessary
Computer Skills:
None

MoveOn

Fuel cell technology will be an integral part of future mobility. Current research projects are aimed, among other things, at reducing material and process costs in the manufacture of type-4 hydrogen pressure tanks. Due to manufacturing inaccuracies in the wet winding process, these have so far had to be significantly oversized in order to achieve the required mechanical properties, resulting in unnecessarily high costs. In addition, the redundant use of material results in avoidable environmental pollution. A significant contribution to cost and emission reduction can be made by the use of inline quality assurance systems in production. In addition, inline measurement technology optimises the design of components, so that oversizing can be reduced. At the IKV, we are currently looking at measures to implement an inline measuring method using image processing in the production of pressure vessels for use in fuel cell powered vehicles in cooperation with renowned automobile manufa

Task

We can define your tasks together during your stay in Germany. Most of your work will take place in form of practical work on the machine, but it is also possible for you to concentrate on data collection and evaluation.

Requirements

- Sense of responsibility (You will work on a very expensive machine!) - Reliability